Even as UN Security Council sanctions mount, Iran announced that it is seeking bids for the construction of two additional new nuclear plants. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the plants are to have 1,000 to 1,600 MW capabilities and would supply electricity.
Curiously, however, rather than construct them at separate electricity distribution points, the two planned nuclear plants are intended to be built in Bushehr, where Iran's only other plant with the potential to produce power is being completed by Russia.
Also, the head of the Iranian majlis' (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, shunned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after her announcement of interest in traveling to Iran for talks. He said that US practices of capturing Iranian 'diplomats' in Iraq have "spoiled the situation required in the run-up to any kind of talks." Iran did, however, receive a Syrian defense delegation from the Syrian National Defense College. The delegation will be in Tehran for one week.